Saturday, February 28, 2015

Special Ops: Storybook Houses

Today's Special Ops changes Primitive Country Christmas d├ęcor 


into vibrant, jewel-toned Storybook Houses.

Step 1:
Trace the outline of the block or house onto paper.
Step 2:
Cut out the shape and trim to fit.



Step 3:
Stamp and heat emboss a design on to the paper.


Step 4:
Paint or color the image then adhere the paper to the block.
I used my mists and a small paint brush.
The embossed lines kept the colors from merging.


Step 5:
Wrap the edges with washi tape.
Paint the top and sides of the block with Mod Podge.
I used three layers of Mod Podge on my blocks.

 
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Drill #50 A Love Mood Board


Valentine's day has past but it is still February and there is always a place for love!!!

Drill #50
A LOVE Mood Board




The rules are simple, just create a project inspired by our mood board. Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like; using one image, several of them, all of them or even just one aspect of an image, using ANY products and/or colors you like.

Projects can be cards, layouts, art journal pages, canvas's or other altered projects.

**All entries must be new, please no back linking.
** Both February Drills will be entered for the prize.
**We are only able to ship within the US and Canada. 

For this month we really want you to be motivated so the winner will receive a $20 Gift Card to......





Now, before you leave make sure you take a look at the labors of love that the S.W.A.T. Team have created to inspire you! 
Now its your turn to share your love with us! 

Have fun and link up before the end of the month on the right hand side of the blog, we can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

February Basic Training-Inking with Painters Tape

Happy Valentines Day!
Last week for Drill #49 the team shared some Valentines.  Today I would like to show you how I created the background on my card.


I started by choosing 3 Distress Ink colors and grabbed some painters tape.
I used watercolor paper for this technique cut to size before I started inking.


I put my paper on a paper towel in case I over inked.  Tear a piece of tape a bit longer than you paper and drag across you stamp pad.  I went back and pushed it down with my fingers also.


Tape across your paper and push down to spread the ink.  Repeat as many times as you would like.  I chose 3 colors so I have three stripes.


Gently peel back the tape...viola!
Once it dried I stamped my Valentine image of LOVE from Viva Las VegaStamps with archival ink.  I didn't apply even pressure on the stamp because I wanted a vintage look.


May Arts tulle is wrapped around the sentiment.


And the finished product.

As always we really appreciate your visit and look forward to having you back again soon!!
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Drill #49 With Love



Its that lovey time of year when we all get a little romantic and truth be told a little sappy.

Yes! That's right Valentines day is just a week away!! 

So if you haven't made your sweetie a card, don't delay NOW is the time!!

Heck you could even win a prize! That's right this weeks Drill is that simple, just create a Valentines day card and link it up with us here at S.W.A.T!


**All entries must be new, please no back linking.
** Both February Drills will be entered for the prize.
**We are only able to ship within the US and Canada. 



For this month we really want you to be motivated so the winner of this months drills will receive a $20 Gift Card to......





Now before you leave make sure you take a look at the labor of love that the S.W.A.T. Team has created to inspire you! 






Venetia


Now its your turn to share your love with us! 

Have fun and link up before the end of the month on the right hand side of the blog, we can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Remember to like us on Facebook :)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Warm up with our January Winner!!


It's that time again!!   We have a another winner to share...

But before we announce our winner we would like to say THANK YOU all so much for playing along this month! 


All of your projects were beautiful and we are truly thankful that you shared your ART with us!


Now...for our January winner........

We have a randomly selected winner from all of the January drill entries....drumroll please........ 





Please contact us by e-mailimng: swatscrappygirl@gmail.com with your name and email address by February 15th to claim your prize. 

**Please remember we are only able to ship to the US and Canada. 


Thank you so much and see you soon!

Our Next Dill will be up on Saturday February 7th!!



Saturday, January 31, 2015

Special Ops: Dress Form


Dress forms are the height of fun for vintage decorating.
Did you know you can make one out of common household items?
Powdered coffee creamer, an empty Spool, a bit of burlap and the fun begins.
 
Supplies:
10 oz Powdered Coffee Mate
18 x 7.5" burlap
1.25" spool
floral wire
white paint
 
 
Directions:
Step 1:Remove label and lid from container
Step 2:Open pour tab on lid, this will give the spool a secure base. Paint the lid with white paint.
Step 3:Fold burlap in half. Draw a diagonal line that is 3 inches in from the corner on both sides. Stitch the length of the diagonal line from the fold to the raw edge, sewing both halves of the burlap together. Do this for both corners.
 
 
Step 4:Stitch a line one inch from the raw edge that begins with the corner seam and ends at the bottom of the burlap. Do this for both sides.
Step 5:To give the waist a little more definition, carefully cut a notch from the side of the burlap, 5inches from the bottom. Do NOT cut the stitching.
 


Step 6:Pierce 4 holes in the lid corresponding with spool ends, wire the spool to the center of the lid using floral wire.


Step 7:Screw lid onto container. Turn burlap inside out. Place the burlap over the container. Tie a piece of string about the waist. For a more finished look turn the raw edge of the burlap under. Secure with glue or leave as is.
 

Your dress form is ready to decorate!!!
Stop by Michele's blog for more decorating idea.
 
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~
 




Saturday, January 24, 2015

Drill #48 New Beginnings Mood Board

Its that time of year again, when we all promise to do better. When we swear we are going to get in shape. We know we are going to save more money.... Yes that's right its time make a fresh start!

Drill #48

New Beginnings Mood Board




The rules are simple just create a project inspired by our mood board. Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like, using one image, several of them, all of them or even just one aspect of an image, using ANY Products & Colors you like.


*projects can be layouts, Art Journal Pages, Canvas or other Altered Projects.


For this month I really want you to be motivated so the winner of this months drills will receive a $20 Gift Card to the......




Now before you leave make sure you take a look at what the S.W.A.T. Team has created to inspire you. I know they worked really hard on these projects! 





Now its your turn to share your word with us! 
Have fun and link up before the end of the month on the right hand side of the blog, we can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today!!